FOLLOWING THE local launch of the classically styled Boulevard C109RT last week, Suzuki has announced the release of the 2010 Suzuki Boulevard M50.
Weighing in at 265kg and powered by a fuel-injected and liquid-cooled 805cc 50 cubic-inch V-twin engine, Suzuki says its new entry-level M bike delivers impressive torque through the rev range.
A 32-bit ECM manages flow through the secondary butterfly valves that Suzuki claims "delivers smooth low-to-mid rpm throttle response and high torque output".
The 2010 Boulevard M50 sees a number of revisions to the bodywork, including a new chromed steel tail section and chrome-plated finishes for the engine exterior to match the styling of the bigger Boulevard cruisers.
A new headlight cowl bears lines that flow through to the wide, reshaped seat and sporty new rear fender.
A redesigned and more easily-read instrument cluster has been integrated into the headlight cowl, and the LED taillight has been reshaped to suit the new fender.
The updated M50 isn't all about styling however, with the handlebars now closer to the reshaped seat for improved rider comfort.
Inverted 41mm front forks and progressive rear suspension with a mono-shock absorber works with the double-cradle steel frame to provide comfort and sportier handling.
Priced from $10,990+GST (and on-road costs), the 2010 Suzuki Boulevard M50 is available in black or candy orange, with Suzuki's two-year unlimited kilometre warranty.